Monday 27th April
Good morning! I hope you have all had a brilliant weekend and are ready for another week of learning! Just a quick note from me - please don't feel under any pressure to get all the activities I set each day done, or if anything is not quite going in, please don't worry. I'm still here to help, so feel free to email me and I'll get back to you as quickly as I can. The aim of the activities we are setting is to give you some direction as to how to keep the learning going and give you a way to fill a few hours in the day! I understand that every day is going to be different, many of you will have work to be doing as well and frankly, some days the kids just won't be in the mood! I don't want you or the kids to be doing home learning for too long in the day! Again, no pressure - take it easy, the most important thing for me is that you're all happy and healthy, and if I can help at all, please just let me know. You're all doing an amazing job and I'm sure you're really proud of the word your kids are producing - I certainly am. Have a great week, Mr Ferguson
For today's English activity, I would like you to write a short setting description to describe one of the pictures provided below. Remember your full stops, capital letters and finger spaces! A great tip is to practise saying the sentence you would like to write out loud first - this is a way of planning before you start writing Keep your sentences short but as good as you can get them! As an extra challenge, try and use "and" to connect two sentences.
- If your child is reluctant to write or you think they're having a few problems with writing whole sentences, just drop me an email and I'll send you over some tips that will help!
Choose one of your favourite books and read it with your parents - they can read to you or you can read to them, you choose! Remember to ask and answer lots of questions to make sure you understand what you are reading!
Maths - Using Symbols (Multiplication)
Today we are going to build on our learning from last week by introducing the symbol for multiplication (x) - you can use that language with your child, you'll be surprised by how quickly they remember it!
To begin with, using practical resources (e.g. cubes, sweets), ask your child to show you 4 equal groups where each group has 2 objects.
Then, ask them to explain this out loud. For example, "there are 4 groups. Each group has 2 sweets. There are 8 sweets altogether."
You can repeat this a few times if necessary. Then, show your child how we can use the multiplication symbol to help us write this. E.g. 4 groups x 2 sweets = 8. You can also use other words for multiplication like "lots of" to make it more understandable!
I have added a 2Do on Purple Mash to help you practise. You need to match the number sentence to the correct picture / representation!
Discuss with your child how Easter is the most important time in the Catholic year - encourage them to reflect on the story of Jesus' death and resurrection to think about why we celebrate Easter. Explain that the word Alleluia is used to express praise, joy or thanks and is widely used in the church at Easter time. Mainly using yellow, gold and white (this can be colours, a paper collage, paint - whatever you choose!), decorate the attached image to celebrate Jesus being risen.
Every morning Joe Wicks is hosting a live PE lesson on his YouTube channel at 9am. Don't worry if you can't wake up that early, they are on YouTube all day!